Roaring Brook Press I'm Not a Girl
Roaring Brook Press I'm Not a Girl

I'm Not a Girl

By Maddox Lyons


Publication Date: May 26, 2020

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Ages 3 to 6

A picture book about a transgender boy's gender identity journey, illustrated by New York Times–bestselling comics artist Dana Simpson.

Nobody seems to understand that Hannah is not a girl.

His parents ask why he won't wear all the clothes they pick out. His friend thinks he must be a tomboy. His teacher insists he should be proud to be a girl.

But a birthday wish, a new word, and a stroke of courage might be just what Hannah needs to finally show the world who he really is.

Written by Maddox Lyons and Jessica Verdi with expressive art by New York Times–bestselling illustrator Dana Simpson, I'm Not a Girl is an empowering story about a boy who is determined to be himself.

About the Author

Maddox Lyons is a twelve-year-old transgender boy who lives in California with his parents, sister, two dogs, and two pet rats. He does advocacy and outreach with LGBTQ+ organizations and can be reached at

Jessica Verdi is the author of several books for children and young adults. She lives in New York with her family, and loves traveling, hot sauce, theater, flip-flops, and all animals.

Dana Claire Simpson, from Gig Harbor, Washington, is the creator of several comics, including the New York Times–bestselling Phoebe and Her Unicorn series. She lives with her husband and her cat in Santa Barbara, California.

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Length: 40 pages

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Publication Date: August 4, 2020

ISBN: 9780374310684

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